accrual accrual  /ə ˈkru əl/


  • (n) the act of accumulating



  1. Loans held in portfolio subject to accrual accounting are carried at amortized cost, net of an allowance for loan losses.
  2. In his vision, all links on a page would facilitate the accrual of small, automatic payments for whatever content was accessed.
  3. By a process of accrual and coagulation, the images tend to build round the opposed concepts of Home and Not-Home.


  1. National Cancer Institute

    The process of opening a cancer clinical trial for patient accrual often takes years, which can significantly slow the testing of potentially valuable therapies. Research has shown that trials which are slow to register patients often fail to finish.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: National Cancer Institute

  2. JetBlue Airways on Monday announced that loyalty program points no longer would expire.

    The carrier previously required "eligible" activity every 12 months to keep points active. Expiration policies among major carriers vary. For example, United Airlines miles expire absent accrual activity every 18 months. Delta Air Lines' policy, meanwhile, indicates that miles do not expire.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Travel News

  3. Alliance Life Sciences Empowers Life Sciences Industry to Enhance Accrual Calculations, and as a Result, Expand Market ...

    Alliance Life Sciences Consulting Group , an innovative management and technology consultancy, announces the release of “Financial Accruals – The Case for Automating the Process,” a pro-active examination of the opportunities to automate the accrual process in order to optimize accuracy and accountability, and mitigate major business issues.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Business Wire via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "We need to be incentivizing the accrual of sick leave, not encouraging employees to call in sick in the weeks leading up to retirement," Moran said.
    on Feb 13, 2009 By: Jim Moran Source: Media General Washington Bureau

  2. "Low patient accrual in clinical trials poses a serious problem for the advancement of medical science," said John Leonard, professor of medicine at WCMC, attending physician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and...
    on Sep 17, 2007 By: John Leonard Source: (press release)

  3. "While the second quarter 2008 net income was lower than the second quarter 2007, this is primarily a result of the 325 basis point decrease in interest rates and was not driven by credit costs of problem loans. The slight increase in non-accrual...
    on Jul 11, 2008 By: Daniel Source:

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